Limited Whisky Investment is a whisky shop in Ulm (Germany) which aims to guide people in their whisky shopping (or investment). It was founded only in 2016, so releasing one of these undisclosed Irish single malt 1989 as a first bottling in its Monkey series is a nice move!
Irish single malt 28 yo 1989 (56,2%, Limited Whisky Investment & Sansibar ‘Monkey series’ 2017, bourbon cask, 164 btl.)
Nose: a slight alcohol tingle at first, as well as some malty notes and subdued fruits compared to other malts from this parcel. Gooseberries, coconut macaroons, some citrus green tea. Later some green banana appears as well as a hint of passion fruit. Opens nicely and water adds some marzipan and vanilla.
Mouth: a bright and slightly more tropical fruitiness now (passion fruit, tangerines, bergamot) but again held back a little by green wood, grassy notes and pepper. Grows zestier (grapefruit) and spicier.
Finish: medium long, slightly peppery, with citrus zest and oak.
More wood influence seems to mask the exuberance of the tropical fruits a little, but also adds some complexity. Nice one again. Around € 300 from LimitedWhisky.